Joao Lobo

Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocal

Born in Lisboa, Portugal, on the 1st of July 1964, started playing drumset in Ď82 and began studying music and drums in Ď88 at the Hot Clube Jazz School and at the Academia de Amadores de Mķsica, also in Lisboa. In Ď92 attended the Drummers Collective School of Music in N.Y. and achieved the "Certificate of Completion".

Professional musician since '89, recorded and performed with some of Portugalís top artists and with folk, pop, funk, soul, fusion, blues, rock, jazz and percussion groups, appearing on 30 CDís, 4 DVDís, three film soundtracks and numerous tv and radio programs.

Played in worldwide famous venues and festivals like the MIDEM in Miami Beach, the EFWMF in Berlin, the Zappanale in Bad Doberan, in The Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, and also around France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Brazil, China, England, Norway, U.S.A. and Canada.

Repairs, customizes and refinishes acoustic drumsets.

Has been a drumset teacher for fourteen years.

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